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Re: Debian's Freenode IRC channels

On Sat, Jan 12, 2008 at 07:51:43PM +0000, Benjamin A'Lee wrote:
> While I see your point, the fact that the channel has "debian" in the
> name suggests that the channel has something to do with the Debian
> Project. If I set up a website at debian-offtopic.com and filled it with
> sexist jokes, Nazi propaganda, or anything of the sort, people would
> rightly be offended.
> While many/most people here may know that Freenode is not the official
> Debian IRC network, who's to say that a newcomer will realise that
> (after all, there's a #debian etc. there too)? While I realise that it's
> not possible to police every single network, Freenode is a very large
> and popular one, and I think Debian would be completely justified in
> preventing people using its name. The behaviour in the channel, from
> what I've heard, is not something that should be associated with Debian.

It has been decided to rename the current #debian-offtopic channel to
##debian-offtopic and keep #debian-offtopic around for people being
off-topic in #debian to be directed there.

So this is hopefully the end of this episode,


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